Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline http://blacksportsonline.com/home The Best in Sports Entertainment Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:07:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Mets Gets Clowned on Twitter For Appearance in Sharknado 2 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/mets-gets-clowned-on-twitter-for-appearance-in-sharknado-2/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/mets-gets-clowned-on-twitter-for-appearance-in-sharknado-2/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:03:55 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233431 Sharknado 2 Mets

The Yankees I’ve been told was approached first about Sharknado 2, but politely declined. The Mets took the money and are currently being trolled hard for it.

Yes, I am part of that trolling.


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OU Removes Joe Mixon from Team Activities http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/ou-removes-joe-mixon-from-team-activities/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/ou-removes-joe-mixon-from-team-activities/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:29:21 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233423 Sooners-Joe-Mixon

Since it was first reported that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon was involved in an altercation where he punched a 20-year old female out and broke her face, the speculation into the incident wasn’t looking too good for the freshman phenom. Mixon was a 5-star recruit who opted to attend Oklahoma, so the expectation was already high for him. Unfortunately, after a night of fun celebrating his 18th birthday, Mixon found himself in a situation that could possibly change his future in the NCAA forever.

The OU athletic department issued a statement Wednesday regarding Mixon’s current status with the football team.

“Joe Mixon is not reporting for team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

This may sound like a suspension, but according to Mixon’s attorney, this isn’t the case.

“Our understanding is he is not being suspended, he is being held out of activities pending the conclusion of the investigation. I believe that is University of Oklahoma policy, and he is being treated as would any student-athlete.”

Mixon’s definite future with the team remains to be seen, but with all the controversy over violence towards women of late, the court of public opinion isn’t sparing any excuses for highly touted recruit. According to the 911 call, Mixon also fled the scene. However, according to Mixon’s attorney, his client acted only in self-defense. The investigation continues into what exactly did happen at Pickleman’s that night in Norman, but for now, the school appears to be distancing themselves from Mixon.

[h/t The Oklahoman]

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Messi’s GF Antonella Shows Off Her Assets While on Vaca (Photo) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/messis-gf-antonella-shows-off-her-assets-while-on-vaca-photo/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/messis-gf-antonella-shows-off-her-assets-while-on-vaca-photo/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:57:31 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233417 Messi Antonella

What good is it being arguably the best soccer player in the world if you can’t have fine things? Luckily for Lionel Messi he doesn’t have to find out because he is winning!

The Barcelona man is currently on holidays with his family after a grueling World Cup where he led Argentina to the finals, and his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo decided to give the paps a show or at least the wind did.

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Patrick Peterson Says Richard Sherman Seems a Little Salty http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/patrick-peterson-says-richard-sherman-seems-a-little-salty/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/patrick-peterson-says-richard-sherman-seems-a-little-salty/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:28:06 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233414 patrick-peterson-top-five

Patrick Peterson vs. Richard Sherman isn’t exactly Pac vs. Biggie, but I guess it is mildly entertaining. Peterson signed for more money and Sherman took some shots, Peterson for his part saying it is all in good fun.

I don’t how he feels about it, but I think it’s fun, healthy competition. I’m having fun with it, sometimes it seems like he’s a little salty with it. I don’t have any problems with Richard. I don’t have any beef with him. I am having fun. I don’t know if he’s having fun. We have had our exchanges over the last month or so and obviously he is still exchanging words this morning, but it is what it is. I have no ill feelings toward Richard. I wish him the best of luck throughout his career and season and I guess it’ll be must-watch TV when we play Seattle.

H/T AZCardinals.com

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Can Manziel Ever Go Out Drinking Without it Being Big Deal? (Photo) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/can-manziel-ever-go-out-drinking-without-it-being-big-deal-photo/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/can-manziel-ever-go-out-drinking-without-it-being-big-deal-photo/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:11:49 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233411 johnny-manziel-drinking-1

Training camp is in full swing, but Wednesday was slated to be an off day for the Cleveland Browns. Last night after a long day at the practice facility, Browns QB Johnny Manziel decided to go to a local bar, just two miles from the facility, to have a drink with a friend. Unfortunately for Manziel, he’s now a high profile athlete who is known for his partying ways, so what was supposed to be a simple drink at a bar turned into a big deal for nothing.

We’re all used to the Manziel that’s rolling dollar bills or pool surfing giant, inflatable swans, but there was nothing sensational happening in the bar or in any of the pictures that surfaced on the internet. Manziel has taken the time to assert his focus on football, but he also made it clear he was going to continue to live his life and have fun. There’s nothing wrong with anything he did, and let’s not forget he is still 21. Him having a quiet drink at a bar to unwind after a hard day in an NFL training camp should not be scrutinized or compared to anything he did before he entered training camp.

[h/t Akron Beacon Journal]

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Antoine Walker Hurt Evelyn Lozada Left Him When He Lost All His Money http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/antoine-walker-hurt-evelyn-lozada-left-him-when-he-lost-all-his-money/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/antoine-walker-hurt-evelyn-lozada-left-him-when-he-lost-all-his-money/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:45:38 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233402 Antoine-Walker-wants-to-coach-Celtics

Poor Shimmy Walker.

It appears he is still hurt by Evelyn Lozada leaving him after he lost $100 million. He has a documentary coming out on ESPN called “Gone In An Instant”. While promoting that DOC, here is what he had to say about Evelyn to the Russ Parr show via Jocks and Stiletto Jill.

“My thing with Evelyn is she reaped a lot of benefits of my wealth. And when it got tight, she chose to go a different direction. So that’s the problem that I have with Evelyn.

“Evelyn went on with her reality show and we all know all her relationships she’s been in since me. It hasn’t been about let me make sure Antoine is ok. So that’s a big difference. I dated Evelyn for ten years. In 1999…I signed my ninth deal in 1999. So she got to reap the whole benefits of the whole process.

“It’s tough when you take care of people and you make sure they’re good…their family…their daughters and then they just go left field.”

Evelyn had a response to that.

Good luck with all that, but now……….let’s shimmy……

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Pat Riley Shocked But Motivated by LeBron Leaving http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/pat-riley-shocked-but-motivated-by-lebron-leaving/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/pat-riley-shocked-but-motivated-by-lebron-leaving/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:42:30 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233403 nba_g_rileyring_gb1_576

Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have dealt with quite the off-season. After a shocking five game dismantling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA Finals, the Heat lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency just a few weeks later.

That hasn’t stopped Riley from building his roster back up and moving forward. The team re-signed Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and brought in All-Star Luol Deng to replace James. After officially announcing Chris Bosh’s new contract earlier today, Riley spoke with some media and had plenty of quotables, including that he felt mislead about LeBron’s free agency. Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report has more from Riley.

Wow. It sure sounds like James heading back to Cleveland has re-invigorated Riley. While losing the four-time MVP will sting Heat fans, they should be excited to learn that it will motivate Riley to make the team better than ever.

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Stephen Jones Wants Dez Bryant to Be a Cowboy For Life http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/stephen-jones-wants-dez-bryant-to-be-a-cowboy-for-life/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/stephen-jones-wants-dez-bryant-to-be-a-cowboy-for-life/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:27:23 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233400 Stephen Jones

It would have been much smarter for the Cowboys to do Dez Bryant’s extension first, so even though they are saying this isn’t Tyron vs. Dez, by doing Tyron’s contract first it showed who was the current priority and it wasn’t their star receiver.

If they could have “easily done” Dez’s extension first, why didn’t they?

Things that make you go hmmmmm…

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Tony Parker Skipping FIBA Worlds as Thank You to Spurs http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/tony-parker-skipping-fiba-worlds-as-thank-you-to-spurs/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/tony-parker-skipping-fiba-worlds-as-thank-you-to-spurs/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:14:21 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233397 tony-parker-france-2012

Coming off of two long seasons of NBA basketball that included consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, it’s no surprise that some of the San Antonio Spurs would like to rest up this summer. The defending champs have a roster filled with international talent, and with the FIBA Basketball World Cup coming up this summer in Spain, the team has its fair share of players who would like to participate for their home countries.

Fortunately for the Spurs, they will not have to worry about star point guard Tony Parker fatiguing himself playing for France this summer. According to Dan McCarney of My San Antonio, the Spurs guard has decided to forego the tournament as a thank you to the Spurs for allowing him to participate in international play often throughout his career. While Parker would like to suit up for his country, he understands the benefits of taking a summer off to rest up for next season.

“Obviously it’s always tough to see my teammates start without me,” he said. “It feels like my second family is playing right now. But I have to be smart. I think it’s the right decision for me, for the Spurs if I want to play a long career. I want to play two more summers (with France) and then I’ll be done.

“I think for all those years, being with San Antonio, (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) has always been great with me and the national team. I felt like this was a summer I can give back to the Spurs.”

The move will likely pay off greatly for the Spurs, who will have a rejuvenated and healthy Parker from Opening Night this upcoming season.

 

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John Wall Says Wizards Definitely Want Kevin Durant http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/john-wall-says-wizards-definitely-want-kevin-durant/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/john-wall-says-wizards-definitely-want-kevin-durant/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:54:34 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233391 466723527-e1405521423503

With LeBron James re-joining the Cleveland Cavaliers this off-season, focus has now shifted to the impending free agency of OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. While the reigning MVP is still two years away from his own free agency, James going home has people talking about Durant making a homecoming of his own.

For those who don’t know, KD hails from Washington D.C., and recently has indicated that he will explore all free agent options, and rumors are already swirling that the five-time All-Star could be joining his hometown Wizards. This has current Wizards All-Star John Wall already salivating over his team bringing the MVP in according to USA Today.

“It’s not a bad (idea) at all,” Wall told USA TODAY Sports about the idea of Durant eventually adopting James’ homecoming strategy. “Two of the best guys in the East going head to head four times a year? It’d be pretty exciting. You just sit back and watch and see what happens, but (the Wizards’ Durant-motivated moves) definitely lets him know that we want him around.”

Those Durant-motivated moves that Washington is making include ensuring they clear enough cap space to make a run at the forward. Oh, and hiring his old high school basketball coach.

Get ready for the Durant madness folks, it’s coming for the next two years.

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Canes 2014 Hype Video “Inch by Inch” http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/canes-2014-hype-video-inch-by-inch/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/canes-2014-hype-video-inch-by-inch/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:46:11 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233392 Miami_Hurricanes_Hype_Video

Miami has been in the news a bit today after pictures of a nice alternate helmet came out that can be seen here.

Now we have a hype video created for them titled “Inch by Inch.” This video is sure to get Canes fans fired up and even got me a bit pumped up. College football is near.

[Canesfreak2001]

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Brandon Marshall Says Jay Cutler Will Win NFL MVP http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/brandon-marshall-says-jay-cutler-will-win-nfl-mvp/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/brandon-marshall-says-jay-cutler-will-win-nfl-mvp/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:45 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233388 chi-cutler-could-be-back-sooner-20131024-001

Finally, football season is nearly upon us. With pre-season games set to kick off this Sunday, players and fans alike are optimistic about how their teams will perform this upcoming season.

In Chicago, the Bears face some serious expectations for success. After signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a 7-year, $126 million extension in the off-season, the QB faces more pressure than anyone on the roster and maybe in the league. While some may be predicting an implosion from the brash passer, Brandon Marshall believes Cutler will exceed all expectations. According to NFL.com, the star receiver is predicting an MVP season from Cutler.

Asked what we’ll see from Jay Cutler, the Pro Bowl wideout told NFL Media’s Michael Irvin on Wednesday that Chicago’s starting quarterback will be named this year’s league MVP.

“He’s the first one in the building, last one to leave now, his leadership is through the roof,” Marshall said on Wednesday’s edition of Inside Training Camp Live. “He’s correcting the coaches. This is his offense. This is his organization, he’s running it, and I love it.”

While an MVP would surprise many, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. The Bears offense put up nearly 270 yards through the air per game last season, and should only get better in its second season under head coach Marc Trestman’s offense. Add to that the expected leap into Pro Bowl contention for second receiver Alshon Jeffery, and Chicago looks to have a potent offensive attack.

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Durant Says Anthony Davis is Next In Line for MVP http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/durant-says-anthony-davis-is-next-in-line-for-mvp/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/durant-says-anthony-davis-is-next-in-line-for-mvp/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:20:19 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233385 hi-res-4ebcef37ebfe6fba613ab01596377e47_crop_north

 

Kevin Durant is a four-time scoring Champion, five-time NBA All-Star, and the league’s reigning MVP. So when he says that a player is MVP-caliber, more likely than not he is going to know what he is talking about. Recently, Durant was asked about New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and the growth he has shown in his two years in the league, and the Thunder forward gave the Brow the highest of praise according to the Pelicans team website.

“I know how good he’s (Davis)  going to be,” the four-time NBA scoring champion said, after a USA Basketball practice. “I know how good he is now, but I know how good he’s going to be. He’s an MVP-caliber player. So he’s next. He’s next in line – a guy that has grown so much in just a year. I’m excited to see what he does from here. He’s definitely on pace.”

Talk about high praise.

It doesn’t take much to see why Durant has such high praise for Davis. The 6-11 forward has freakish athleticism, a burgeoning outside game, and is already one of the most feared defenders in the paint the league has to offer. After making his first All-Star game this past season, it is not hard to see the big man taking a big leap in his third season.

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Miami Unveil “Juice” & “Splurge” Helmets (Photo) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/miami-unveil-juice-splurge-helmets-photo/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/miami-unveil-juice-splurge-helmets-photo/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:00:16 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233381 Canes-new-helmets

The Miami Hurricanes unveiled their new helmets to match the uniform combinations that they introduced in April. If you’ve ever been to the city of Miami, then you know that these loud and boisterous colors are a pretty good representation of the city, and since the school is an extension of the city, then I guess this will work for the Canes.

Now the bigger question is will these helmets help the team win? Probably not, and let’s not forget the urge to burst into the Conga song by Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine every time I look at them.

[h/t Yahoo Sports]

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John Harbaugh Proud of What Ray Rice Has Done Since KOing Wife http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/john-harbaugh-proud-of-what-ray-rice-has-done-since-koing-wife/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/john-harbaugh-proud-of-what-ray-rice-has-done-since-koing-wife/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:23 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233377 NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

The Ravens are of the believe this was an isolated incident and Rice made a horrific mistake that he is truly sorry and remorseful for.

Some people disagree with that and others feel the same. Everyone is entitled to their own belief and opinions.

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NFL Players Spoof Letters to Their Parents from Training Camp (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/nfl-players-spoof-letters-to-their-parents-from-training-camp-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/nfl-players-spoof-letters-to-their-parents-from-training-camp-video/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:38:07 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233376 Peyton-Manning-training-camp

If you’ve wondered how players felt during training camp, you’re in luck. Katie Nolan of No Filter on FOX Sports was able to get ahold of letters that some of our favorite NFL players had written to their parents. The Browns need to worry because their two star players aren’t sounding too good in their pleas to mom and dad.

 

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Bills Sign RB Fred Jackson to Contract Extension http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/bills-sign-rb-fred-jackson-to-contract-extension/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/bills-sign-rb-fred-jackson-to-contract-extension/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:14:47 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233374 Freddie Jackson

It isn’t much, but for a 33-year-old running back, it is good deal.

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Iowa to Give 5 Students Scholarships for Buying FB Season Tix http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/iowa-to-give-5-students-scholarships-for-buying-fb-season-tix/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/iowa-to-give-5-students-scholarships-for-buying-fb-season-tix/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:04:43 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233369 Iowa-Hawkeyes

The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking at a pretty weak home schedule this upcoming football season, so they’re doing everything in their power to attract fans to the stadium. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the school will randomly select five students that buy season tickets and give them free tuition for the upcoming year.

Students have the option of a 6-game or 7-game season ticket package with tickets running $25 per game. The school’s athletic director, Gary Barta, spoke on what was the impetus for the offer.

We want students in Kinnick Stadium, and the staff has spent the year listening and planning ways to increase the fun and excitement. A loud and active student section is such an important part of the game day experience.”

Altogether the scholarship will be worth about $8K in school fees based on in-state tuition costs, but this is an offer that you can’t really pass up. Anyone student or former student knows the hassles of worrying about tuition expenses is the last thing anyone wants to be thinking about. There are consolation prizes for the students who don’t win the free year tuition, totaling 11 prizes in all.

One student will win an away game viewing party inside the Paul W.Brechler Press Box
One student will receive up to $500 in free books
Four students will be winners of a $1,000 gift card to Hy-Vee

All in all, it’s a pretty good marketing strategy by the school and seems like a win-win for everyone.

[h/t Bleacher Report]

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Report: Dez Bryant Upset in Parking Lot Over Tyron Smith’s Deal http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/report-dez-bryant-upset-in-parking-lot-over-tyron-smiths-deal/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/report-dez-bryant-upset-in-parking-lot-over-tyron-smiths-deal/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:29 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233370 Dez Bryant

Dez’s wants to get paid.

Dez’s numbers dictate that he should be paid like a Top 5 wide receiver in the NFL.

Cowboys give a teammate almost $100 million extension.

Dez is happy for his teammate.

Dez’s allegedly isn’t happy though his deal isn’t getting done any time soon and his frustrations boiled over in the parking lot according to Greg Simmons of KSAT.

Dez has a question for Mr. Simmons.

I add the obligatory Stone Cold Steve Austin video.

Dez’s extension will get done at some point, but you have to wonder if it was wise for the Cowboys to do Smith’s extension first. Maybe they should taking care of Dez so his emotions and focus would be strictly on the field and not on his contract.

Hopefully, Dez is just blowing off some steam and that will be it.

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2Chainz & AEBL Hosting Back-to-School Bball Tourney http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/2chainz-aebl-hosting-back-to-school-bball-tourney/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/07/2chainz-aebl-hosting-back-to-school-bball-tourney/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:37:55 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=233365 2Chainz

In the spirit of back to school and sports, the city of Atlanta is getting some much needed support from one of their favorite hometown local celebrities. Rapper 2Chainz has teamed up his T.R.U. Foundation with the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) to assist Atlanta’s underprivileged youth to help prepare them for the new school year in a fun way.

The event happens today from 3pm-5pm in Downtown Atlanta Central Park Gym. Here are all the details of the event.

The T.R.U 2 School Fair will empower over 200 of Atlanta’s youth by providing school supplies and haircut/hairstyles in preparation of the 2014 school year.  Attendees will also be treated to food, fun contests, prizes, bounce houses and special appearances throughout the event by some of ​Atlanta’s favorite celebrities​. ​

The first round of the ​highly anticipated ​AEBL ​2014 playoffs ​will commence immediately following the T.R.U 2 School Fair (schedule below).  2 Chainz’s team Street Execs, who became the number one seed after beating Trinidad James’ team Gold Gang,  will face-off against underdogs Grind Hard.

Game 1 5:00p (4) Good Life Music Group vs (5) Monopoly Bros/Court Cred 

Game 2 6:00p (2) TIG vs (7) Team CTC  

Game 3 7:00p (1) Street Execs vs (8) Grind Hard 

Game 4 8:00p (3) UptownSounds vs (6) HDMD 

 

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